In this area of the website, you will find conditions of contest for ACBL events. There is one column of general conditions which apply to all ACBL events and separate general conditions applicable to Pair, Swiss, B-A-M and KO events. Additionally, specific events have other conditions of contest which apply only to them. At the bottom of the page are the appendices which are referred to in some of the conditions of contest.

Please check to be sure you have read ALL applicable conditions for any event you are going to enter. If you have additional questions please contact the ACBL Tournament Department.

For other Rules and Regulations, please see the ACBL Codification, Chapter 8F.

General Conditions Spring NABC Summer NABC Fall NABC Other Events
All Events Kay Platinum Pairs von Zedtwitz LM Pairs Nail Life Master Open Pairs North American Pairs
Pairs Lebhar IMP Pairs Bruce LM Pairs 0-10000 Swiss Grand National Teams
Swiss Teams Vanderbilt Spingold Whitehead Women’s Pairs STaCs
B-A-M Teams Leventritt Silver Ribbon Pairs Wagar Women’s Pairs Mitchell Open BAM Progressive Sectional
KO Teams Rockwell Mixed Pairs Truscott/USPC Senior Swiss Soloway KO Teams NABC Robot Individual
Bracketed Teams Silodor Open Pairs Wernher Open Pairs Blue Ribbon Pairs
Smith LM Women’s Pairs Freeman Mixed BAM Mini Blue Ribbon Pairs Collegiate Bridge Bowl Pairs
0-10,000 KO Roth Open Swiss Senior Mixed Pairs Collegiate Bridge Bowl Teams
Jacoby Open Swiss Bean Red Ribbon Pairs Reisinger
0-10,000 Swiss 0-10,000 Open Pairs Keohane NA Swiss
NABC+ Fast Pairs Mini Spingolds Super Senior Pairs
 0-10,000 Mixed Swiss 0-10,000 Fast Pairs
Young (0-2500) Pairs NABC+ Mixed Swiss
0-10,000 IMP Pairs


Appendix B – Vanderbilt, Spingold and Soloway Seeding

Appendix C- KO Bracketing

Appendix E – KO Team Slow Play Penalties

Appendix G – Special Conditions Pertaining to the Use of Bidding Boxes and Screens

Appendix H – KO Handicapping

Appendix I – Online Events

Appendix J – Electronic Device Policy

Appendix K – Conversion of IMP Margin of Victory to Victory Points

Appendix M – NABC+ Masterpoints

Appendix O – Online Play

Appendix R – Ribbon Event Eligibility

Appendix S – Security Regulations Pertaining to the Spingold, Vanderbilt and Soloway